Each year I work with beginner to veteran marathoners as they enter into their next marathon season. Whether in search of a Boston qualifier, a PR, or to just finish it’s going to be a long grind. It takes patience, consistency, and the ability to adapt to the unforeseen circumstances that will come their way. Programs will last anywhere from twelve to eighteen weeks, depending on experience and the goals of the athlete. In the northeast you can settle for the fact that you will be building your base in the heat of summer or in the ice and snow of winter. The fact remains that you will face your share of adversity in all of your marathon campaigns. Many of which they will have absolutely no control over and be forced to make the best of in order to conquer your marathon goals.
Jessica VanKirk: “Every season is completely different and I never know what to expect. This season has been particularly tough for me, but I’m trying to remember that I want to be a lifelong runner not a once in a lifetime runner. I have to allow my body time to heal from injury and I will run again stronger and faster than before. My friend told me that I’ve encountered a few speed bumps which lead me on a detour. I will make it to my original destination, it may just take a little longer than expected.”
Mike Routhier: “Just because you have been a runner for more than 20 plus years, doesn’t mean anything. I’m glad that I finally decided to try something new and get the perspective of training through the guidance and support of someone else. This has been hard for me since I had always done my own training plans and have always been in absolute control.”
Michelle Davis: “It seems impossible until it’s done. It seems unthinkable until you find yourself doing it. 🏃♥marathon training” 💪
Zach Hill: “Winter Marathon Training: Just… git… er… done!!!”